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Mission and Outreach


To view pictures and information related to many of our Missions and Outreach projects,
please click on the links under Mission and Outreach in the navigation bar on the left.

Go to Evangelism & Witness, Fellowship Groups and Member Care to check out additional
Mission & Outreach service through Swansboro UMC.

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Visit UMCOR on YouTube for videos and much much information!

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Children’s Mission Center Severely Damaged by Storm


"At the end of May 2013, a horrific storm blew across the coastal area in Buchanan, Liberia, where our missionary Frido Kinkolenge serves. The Brighter Future Children’s Rescue Center was seriously damaged." SUMC supports this large Children's Center through our yearly Advance giving/Rainbow convenant gifts. The training they do there with former child soldiers (male and female) transitions them to school and a skill. Please prayerfully consider an immediate gift to: The Brighter Future Children’s Rescue Center, NC Conference UMC - Advance #3020790. You can place this gift in the Sunday offering plate or leave it at the church office.

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Birthing Kits

Our North Carolina United Methodist Conference requested each church bring BIRTHING KITS to the June annual conference. United Methodist Women, Church & Society and Missions are coordinating SUMC’s participation in this life-giving ministry.

On May 18, 2013, volunteers assembled kits purchased from our donations. $8 for one

BIRTHING KIT - a small but major health gift. (Because the ingredients and assembly

were very specific, we used donations to allow us to purchase items in bulk.)

Following Annual Conference in the early fall, the Conference will need your hands and hearts in ministry again. They have set aside three other dates for sorting and shipping the birthing kits – September 22, 27, and 28th. More details will come in the near future for our church family.

Please join us in the name of Christ as we share the love of Jesus and bring health and hope and joy into the spaces that would otherwise only contain tears of mourning and sounds of death.

Click here for more information and donation form.


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Newsletter from one of our Missionaries: Frido Kinkolenge

Lent/Easter Newsletter

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Resources Available to Help Counsel in the Midst of Grief

The nation has mourned many shooting deaths and perhaps some closer to home. Parents, teachers and church leaders struggle to help people deal with the shock and grief.

UM Publishing House staff and the General Board of Discipleship have worked to provide resources (especially for children) in the wake of the tragedies. To find links to resources including, Book of Resolutions and Book of Discipline references, and articles such as "Prayer and Worship Resources on School Violence", "How to Help Children After a Crisis",and "Dealing with Grief:Five Things You Shouldn't Say," go to www.umc.org.

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Stop Hunger Now

Over 32,000 meals packed in about 3 hours!

SUMC sponsored a “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging event at the Rotary Civic Center on Saturday, November 3, 2012. 

Dec. 2, 2012: UPDATE!

Friends of Stop Hunger Now,

We are happy to report that we recently shipped out a container of meals containing those packaged by your group. The meals were part of container totaling 285,120 meals from our Kinston warehouse en-route to Nicaragua.  These meals will be distributed to more than 11,000 children living in extreme poverty in 14 communities across Nicaragua. The Iglesia Evangélica Metodista de Nicaragua (IGEMEN) provides children with meals five days a week and additional support in the form of basic healthcare, school uniforms, and shoes. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.iglesiametodistanicaragua.com

Thank you for generously donating your time as a volunteer with Stop Hunger Now. As we enter into this season of goodwill, you can take pride knowing that your kindness will touch so many children in Nicaragua.  We are sincerely grateful for your dedication and for sharing our vision of a world without hunger.

Chris,
Chris Singleton, Program Manager
Stop Hunger Now
PO Box 1324
Kinston, NC 28503

Thanks to Jimmie Bean (SUMCStopHungerNow@gmail.com) for organizing this great event for SUMC and to the more than 100 volunteers!

Click on the pictures below to see a larger version.


In September 2012, Stop Hunger Now delivered food to the Ryan Epps Center for Children and others nearby. See those pictures on our Haiti page.

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November 16, 2012
YOUTH-ADULT CARDBOARD BOX CITY

Please see our Family Promise page.








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IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION AND OUTREACH

From time to time, SUMC folks are asked to participate in gleaning, picking a farmer’s field to feed the poor in our area. Last year more than 20 gathered a pickup truck load of sweet corn. These are usually “last minute” opportunities.  If you and/or your family would be willing to help, write “glean” on the attendance pads (Connection Cards) on Sunday morning. Our Manna group, cooperating with the Society of Saint Andrew, will let you know when the occasion arises. Thank you. For additional information, call Jim Brewster at 910.478.9727.


Corn Gleaning on June 25, 2012

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One of Our Missionaries

Frido Kinkolenge, a United Methodist missionary who works to improve the lives of children and families in Liberia, visited Swansboro UMC May 2, 2012 and explained his ministry during our Prayer & Praise Service.
Frido is one of the missionaries supported via our Rainbow Covenant.



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Visit our United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men pages for information about their missions.

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New World Outlook Magazine

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Meet 'our' Missionary Rev. Rosanna Panizo-Vallardares: Durham, NC

Swansboro United Methodist Church is in a two year Covenant relationship with the Rev. Panizo-Valladares. We support her with our prayers, our Advance Special funds and our interest in her work.  She is a United Methodist missionary through the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry, serving as pastor and community developer in the Durham District of the North Carolina Annual Conference. She was commissioned in October 2009.

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“THE BIG TENT - - - THE BIG HEART”

A Celebration of Missions at Swansboro United Methodist Church

October 2, 2011 offered an opportunity for our worshiping congregations to see, learn and celebrate the diversity of mission services SUMC provides, in the name of Christ, to those in need.

ACTION FOR MISSION:  SUMC serves the world in more ways than most imagine.  We are literally aiding those in need next door, around our area, out into the world…from church school classes, to United Methodist Men, Women, children, youth and adults…mission committees.  It’s remarkable how many in the church are SERVING THE WORLD.

Here are some photos from the Mission Tent event:


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